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Immigrants have gotten church leaders in Sweden

Immigrants have gotten church leaders in Sweden

Sweden (MNN) – The Program for Theological Training by Extension’s (PTEE) programs are elevating up Arabic-speaking leaders within the Church all around the globe. Programs are guiding college students within the Center East and even in Europe.

PTEE’s Muna, who was beforehand a PTEE pupil, now leads programs in Sweden.

Muna’s Journey

Muna was born in Amman, Jordan and has moved to totally different areas of the world to work with refugees and immigrants.

“I studied sociology in Jordan, and I worked in Amman with refugees,” she says.

After receiving her Bachelor’s diploma in sociology, Muna labored in three refugee camps whereas she was in Jordan and taught well being and social schooling in distant areas of the nation.

In 1986, she and her sisters turned PTEE college students, finding out the guide of Hebrews. Muna says her brother later turned a pupil, as did his kids and her sister’s kids.

“PTEE has had a deep impact on so many in my family,” she stated in a PTEE e-newsletter.

In 1989, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia after which later to London, working with totally different ministries, and eventually, in 1993, she moved to Sweden.

Following her transfer to Sweden, she started supporting immigrants as they built-in into the tradition of Sweden, which was totally different from their very own. She additionally helped to clarify what it was prefer to be a Christian in a secular nation.

“When we talk about family values, Christian values, so we talk about living in Sweden, how we as Christians [are] raising our children in a secularized country, how we can be wise, [and] how we can do things together.”

Not too long ago, Muna additionally started teaching immigrants on how one can discover jobs to cease dwelling on social advantages.

Muna says when she first moved to Sweden, she started to wish {that a} PTEE program would start within the nation. In 2004, her prayers had been answered and a PTEE course started.

PTEE in Sweden

The PTEE programs in Sweden have been educating believers how one can share the Gospel successfully for 15 years now, however there are challenges.

“We face some problems because PTEE needs dedication. It needs people who know how to somehow spend time studying, and most, I can’t say all, but many of them [are] facing difficulties in this discipleship, how to take time and try to do the exercises right and analyze.”

Muna explains college students are used to attending church, however there are totally different interactions and involvements between going to church and finding out Bible programs.

PTEE requires college students to research what they’re studying, conduct analysis exterior of the Bible, in addition to studying and writing for assignments.

Immigrants have gotten church leaders in Sweden

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“It was very hard for them to do it,” she says. “Many of them, they didn’t go to Sunday school when they were children, and many, many of them, they didn’t study after high school.”

Because of this, college students have needed to change their research habits and study to regulate to the heavy education of PTEE.

Together with these challenges, Muna has been performing as the only real PTEE tutor within the space as she has greater schooling and PTEE doesn’t have one other certified Arabic-speaking tutor. She has led programs and met with college students frequently.

Nevertheless, with the event of PTEE’s on-line programs, among the weight has been lifted off her shoulders, and know-how is making it simpler for college kids to review and meet by way of the web.

Assist assist PTEE’s applications by way of prayer and giving.

Pray for PTEE’s programs in Sweden and that extra tutors will probably be recruited. Pray additionally for college kids to review effectively and be planted within the reality of the Gospel.

Lastly, “we need financial support for the work. The work is great and we need people to be faithful in giving to the program.”

Help PTEE’s work right here.

 

 

Header picture courtesy of The Program for Theological Training by Extension.

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